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22 Aug 2014
Lining up in a long queue for a popular restaurant or waiting for the arrival of a date requires a great deal of patience. Our lives are full of decisions involving patience, yet it needs to be...
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Figure 3. Effect of serotonin activation on waiting time during reward omission.
22 Aug 2014
Figure 3. Effect of serotonin activation on waiting time during reward omission In the 25% of trials, a food pellet was not presented no matter how long the mice waited. Without serotonin neuron...
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22 Aug 2014
Figure 2. Effect of serotonin activation on waiting for delayed reward The mouse easily could wait for 3 and 6 seconds to receive delayed food. When the duration was 9 seconds, the failure in waiting...
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Control of serotonin neural activity by light
22 Aug 2014
Figure 1. Control of serotonin neural activity by light (A) The picture on the left shows serotonin neurons in red. The middle picture shows neurons expressing light sensitive proteins in green. The...
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19 Aug 2014
Before cells divide, they create so much genetic material that it must be wound onto spools before the two new cells can split apart. These spools are actually proteins called histones, and they must...
Type: News Article
Histones Spooling DNA
19 Aug 2014
DNA is wound onto spools to make it more compact, so that it will fit inside chromosomes. Image courtesy of the...
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Zebrafish Retina Development
19 Aug 2014
This figure shows the differences between a wild type zebrafish, labeled wt, and the SLBP mutant used in this experiment, labeled rw440. Moving from left to right, the images show the embryo at 3, 4...
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Professor Ichiro Masai in the Zebrafish Lab
19 Aug 2014
Dr. Ichiro Masai points to one strain of mutant zebrafish in his lab at OIST.
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15 Aug 2014
The ability to find food and avoid predation dictates whether most organisms live to spread their genes to the next generation or die trying. But for some species of microbe, a unique virus changes...
Type: News Article
Microbe Interaction
15 Aug 2014
A virus, pictured at upper center, attacks one species of microbe, called an ARMAN cell. The ARMAN cell is connected to another species of microbe, called a Thermoplasmatal cell, through a remarkable...
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